Community Rebates & Mini-Grants

Maintaining Healthy Waterways

Citizens are the key to healthy waterways and a healthy environment. Small actions, done consistently, help everyone maintain the County's high quality of life. Simply picking up after pets, disposing of oils and grease safely and planting more plants makes a difference in how our neighborhoods look and how we experience our environment.

To help citizens participate and contribute on a larger scale, either individually or as a group of neighbors, the County offers a variety of rebates, mini-grants and giveaways that promote activities to improve our community. Funding is limited so apply early.

Clean County Commission Good Neighbor Environment Grant

The Clean County Commission Good Neighbor Environment Grant provides funding to neighborhoods to accomplish a sustainable landscape or beautification project and promote community spirit. Applications are due by Sept. 1 of every year. For more information, call 757-259-5375.

  • Up to $500 in funding may be provided per neighborhood

Clean Water Heritage Program

Turf Love Garden Love Rebates

The Turf Love and Garden Love programs provide rebates to homeowners for constructing and maintaining rain gardens. Applications are due by May 1 of every year. You can find the application and more information at jccwmg.org. For more information, call 757-564-2170 or email the office.

  • Up to $5 per square foot in funding will be provided to homeowners in James City County
  • There is a maximum of $600 of funding per tax year

Free Equipment

The Stormwater & Resource Protection division provides individuals and communities with tools to help improve water quality and protect stormwater facilities. To have equipment placed in your neighborhood, fill out one of the forms below:

Clean Water Heritage Grant

The Clean Water Heritage Grant Program provides funding to homeowner associations, communities, contractors, businesses, and individuals who own stormwater infrastructure and want to repair it or need funding to maintain it.

Complete and submit a Clean Water Heritage Grant Application (PDF) by Sept. 28, 2018. Please read all application instructions before submitting. Applications may be submitted through email or printed and handed in to the office. For more information, please email John Fuqua, or call him at 757-253-6785.

  • Up to $50,000 in funding may be provided to owners of neighborhood drainage facilities to complete repairs.
  • Up to $7,500 in funding may be provided to Best Management Practice (BMP) owners, neighborhoods, or community groups to complete enhancements to BMPs.

Resources

These resources are provided as guidance for individuals applying to the program to help them understand the program requirements and how to complete the various forms.

Clean Water Heritage